Optimal design for improved hybrid kinematic machine tools structures

K. H. Harib, A. M.M.Sharif Ullah, K. A.F. Moustafa

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The structures of machine tools used nowadays require improvement for achieving the sustainability of manufacturing in terms of functionality, cost, and energy consumption. This study deals with the optimal design problem formulation for improving the kinematic design of machine tools having hybrid kinematic structures (i.e., structures having both serial and parallel kinematic mechanisms). The solutions for overcoming such challenges as 1) size of workspace, 2) shape of workspace, 3) enhancement of dexterity, and 4) compactness of the machine are presented. The mobility of over-constrained parallel and hybrid kinematic structures is also discussed. Throughout the article, examples are cited for the sake of better understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th CIRP International Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2012 - Ischia, Italy
Duration: Jul 18 2012Jul 20 2012


  • Design
  • Hybrid machine
  • Kinematic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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